Consuming memes can make me feel less alone in the world in a way few other mediums can. With a photo, some simple words or a short video, they can translate a much deeper, larger feeling or experience. By the time a meme has gone viral enough to make it to my screen, I know that thousands of people around the world must relate to it as much as I do. These very small pieces of information express a mood, share a feeling or tell a story and inspire me to do the same with similarly small, digital and repetitive pieces. I use physical drawings, paintings and collages brought to life with digital animation. I’m especially interested in creating GIFs and short continuous loops.
In 2019, I spent 10 days at The Palace Residency, a selective residency program at an old castle in Poland run by a Berlin collective. In this video my animations are projected onto the facade and into the interior of the castle while live performances and gatherings happened in front. This happened over the course of the 10 days. Videos were taken from a window across from this wall.
Recently I started to wonder if I could make animations with only shapes, colors and user interactions while still creating a mood, telling a story or conveying a feeling. I was also interested in exploring code as a medium, rather than code as the means to an end goal. What would it even mean to code without a final project in mind? I was inspired by Zach Lieberman, who created openFrameworks and does one sketch with it everyday. I’m now teaching myself this tool and attempting to make a sketch everyday as well.
She’s a modern lady: born into the burning heap of late capitalism, the internet age, and the resurgence of Y2K aesthetics. This is a look at her birth, the inside of her mind and her late night, moon lit searches. May Google’s ranking algorithm, or otherwise Ottolenghi's Simple Cookbook, save her.